I was getting nervous there.
I was down to only one project on the needles, and you know how that is!
My other project is at the finishing stages: button band and neckline ribbing. I wanted something else to do while I procrastinated…If that is possible. I’m just dreading picking up all those stitches!
My criteria: it needed plain stockinette and simple math. I also wanted to use up some stash yarn, and have had this pattern dog-eared ever since I got the book More Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
Sounds like a match made in heaven, no?
Ps, I love this book. I’ve knit many things from it, most of it before I was on Ravelry.
The yarn I’m using is a cotton blend in the muted brown color called Taupe. As I’ve mentioned before, my two older children will only tolerate expensive bamboo blends or cotton in their hand knits…so I am getting a lot of experience with cotton. The more I knit with it the more I love it though…The drape on cotton is perfect, and so soft and comfy.
I’m knitting this for my oldest in the 5/6 size. Usually I would knit the next size up since Austin already wears size 6, but there is oodles of positive ease in this one (4.5 in!) so I am sticking with the smaller size. I will probably add a little length although I haven’t checked that part out yet.
I can just picture this vest over a brightly coloured shirt, or with a dress shirt for church. The original pattern suggests an initial in duplicate stitch, and I think I will do that…although another kind of motif would be fun too. Guitar? Rocket ship?
Hmm. Decisions, decisions 🙂
Do you have any standby projects for mindless knitting, or travel knitting? I know many do hexipuffs, or socks…please share!
ps, vest is Ravelled here.